Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Francis Key

Male 1728 - 1770  (42 years)


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  • Name Francis Key 
    Born 1728  Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1770  Charles Town, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039799  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2018 

    Father Philip Key,   b. 21 Mar 1696/97, St. Paul's Covent Garden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1764, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Susannah Gardiner,   b. 1705, Warburton Manor, Piscataway, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Dec 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married 1724  Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Arnold Ross,   b. 9 Oct 1727, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1811, Belvoir, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1752  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ross Key,   b. 19 Sep 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1821, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Phillip Barton Key,   b. 12 Apr 1757, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1815, Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Elizabeth Scott Key,   b. 10 Aug 1759, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832  (Age 72 years)
     4. James Key,   b. 10 Aug 1759, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F03072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      KEY, Francis, Cecil Co. -- --- ----; 4 Jan, 1772
      Wife unnamed.
      Children: John Ross, Philip Benton, Betty.
      Mentions estate of father and Wm. Ross.
      Tracts: Long Hope, Paradise Regained," "Walnut Level" in Fredrick County, "The Discovery," "Wingfield's Delight, 'Epping Forrest, 'The Addition, "Terra Rubia" and land in Charles Town.
      Wit: James Brooks, John Hamilton, Boruch Williams. 38. 876
      ===
      Mr. Francis Key 116.59 CE 1424.7.1 Oct 4 1773
      List of debts.
      Administratrix: Ann Arnold Key.
      Mr. Francis Key 116.60 CE 281.16.9 Oct 4 1773
      List of debts.
      Administratrix: Ann Arnold Key.
      ===
      Matthew Leany/Laney 112.284 FR 71.11.2 Mar 30 1773 Aug 18 1773
      Appraisers: Henry Counce, Jonathon Hays.
      Creditors: Christopher Edelin for Christian Lownds, Normand Bruce for Ann Ormd. Key (executrix of Francis Key).
      Next of kin: Margaret Laney, Magdalene Laney.
      Executor: John Laney.
      ===
      Will of Philip Key, SMC, son of Richard and Mary Key, born in the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden, London, 3/21/1696. 3/10/1764-9/1/1764.
      To be buried in the vault at Chaptico Church and the coffin of my late wife to be put upon mine.
      I hereby confirm and establish the marriage agreement I entered into before I was married to my present wife.
      Wife: Use of my dwelling plantation and all the houses thereon except the old and new stone house with each brick chimney which I give to my son Thomas.
      Wife: "Maiden" Bower"; cattle, furniture, and negroes (named); after her death the negroes to be divided among my several children.
      To: The two children of my son John Key (deceased) silverware. If both dead, then to son Francis and if he be dead then to his eldest son. The manor land where John Harring now lives and negroes (named) belong to my wife.
      Eldest son: Richard Ward Key, tract where he now lives and that adjoining to it which I bought from John and Richard Shercliffe; that pt. of "Diniard's" which I bought from Matthew Guibert; pt. of "Finchley" I bought from John Medley Thompson; land in Charles Co. I bought from John Gales, Sr., Joseph Gales, John Gales, Jr., Peter Gales, and Robert Gales, 361 ac. (surname should be Gates); land I bought from George Ward in Charles Co.; my manor land in Charles Co. near Zachia, 300 ac.; a slave called Sam the Smith; my steel seal with my coat of arms; my family pictures drawn in England; and silver utensils. The land I devise by this will
      to my two grandchildren (children of son John) are to descend to my heirs at law if they die during their minority.
      Grandson: Philip Key, lands at or near Chaptico that I bought from Thomas Scott, Richard Halliwell, and John Halliwell called "Melton's Hope" and that I bought from John Johnson and that I bought from John Mattingly and that I bought from Edward Welsh and to which Matthew Cartwright and John Cartwright released their right and I bought from the same Matthew Cartwright and that I bought from Thomas Melton and that I bought from William Moore and Richard Melton and that I bought from John Bennet Taylor and Charles Gaven. If he dies without issue then to my son, Francis Key.
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, all of tract lately patented by me "Weems", 355 ac. and also that I bought from Thomas Scott where Richard Melton now lives; for want of heirs to her brother Philip. Whereas I have lately entered into an agreement with Thomas Bond who married the widow of my son John Key in relation to the wardship of the same children and since then he has been appointed their guardian. My Executors to have care and guardianship of sd. children.
      Grandson: Philip Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Son: Francis Key, land in Frederick Co. "Epping Forest", 1070 ac.; 1/2 of tract in same co. "Terra Rubia" patented for 2798 ac. and of 50 ac. I bought from Uncle Uncles (sic); family pictures drawn by Mr. Hessellius and that drawn for Mr. Ross.
      Grandson: John Ross Key, slave.
      Grandson: Philip Barton Key, slave.
      To: Elizabeth Scott Key, slave.
      Son: Edmund Key, "Paradise Regained", 530 ac. and "Friendship", 206 ac., both in Frederick Co.
      Son: Thomas Key, after my wife's death or remarriage, the land where I live called "Bushwood Lodge" and that I bought from Mrs. Cole and Thomas and Luke Gardiner and lately from John Gardiner called "Maiden Bower" and to have immediately the tracts called "Addition to Guibert's Chance" which I bought from Matthew Guibert and also immediately to her upon the death of Thomas Coode, "Penryn" which I bought from sd. Coode; the land I bought from Mr. Thomas Perry in SMC and Charles Co.; "Somerfield" I bought from John Mills; land I bought from Sam Willis and from William, John, and James Bailey and from Arat (?) Thompson and from Abraham Wood and from William Cumming and from Dr. Talley and my lot in Leonard Town; the chimney glasses in my dwelling house; lands I bought from Mr. Parry, "Bushwood Lodge", "Penryn", and "Maiden Bower".
      Son: Thomas, 33 negroes (named); pictures; clock and plate; stock.
      Daughter: Susanna Gardiner Bruce, wife of Normand Bruce, the other half of the land "Terra" and that I bought from Uncle Uncles, in all 1424 ac.; chest; plat; harpsichord I bought for her; and goods and money Mr. Bruce has already which will appear in my books.
      Sons: Richard Ward Key and Thomas Key, the water mill at the head of St. Clement's Bay and the land belonging to it.
      Sister-in-law: Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, goods out of my stock of tobacco, wheat, and corn.
      To: Mrs. Gosling, with whom I formerly made an agreement to pay her 2000 lbs. tobacco yearly during her life, having died lately, I am now by the agreement obliged to pay Roger Copsey, the wife he held at the time of my agreement with Mrs. Gosling having died since then, 1000 lbs. crop tobacco each Christmas during his life.
      Friends: Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson, John Ross, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., and Rev. Upton Scott, a gold ring of a guinea price to be sent for to London with inscription. Execs. to collect money due me and divide into 8 equal parts and divided between my eldest son, Richard Ward Key; my daughter, Susanna Gardiner Bruce; grandson, Philip Key; granddaughter, Susanna Gardiner Key; son, Edmund Key; and the other half part to sons Francis and Thomas Key.
      Execs: Sons, Richard Ward Key, Edmund Key, Thomas Key.
      Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 164. At the request of William Poston the following Mortgage was recorded October 13, 1761
      I Francis Poston, planter of PGCo in consideration that my brother William Poston of Charles County, Maryland planter has this day for my proper debt become bound with me unto Philip Key of St. Mary's County Maryland in the penal sum of 120 pounds sterling conditioned for the payment of 60 pounds sterling money by the said Key this day paid unto me have bargained and sold and by these presents sell and due form of law for Negro slaves which are now in my possession; Philis, Andrew, Dick and Nancy. To hold the said Negro slaves provided nevertheless that if Francis Posten do well and truly pay unto Philip key the said sum of money then this bill of sale to be entirely void. Witness my hand and seal this September 23, 1761, Francis Posten in the presence of Philip key, Jeremiah Leach and acknowledged before Nathaniel Magruder

      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 351

      This Indenture made this twenty second Day of October in the Year of our
      Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven Between Upton Scott of the City
      of Annapolis Physician and Executor of the last Will and Testament of Edmund
      Key late of the City of Annapolis Esq.r Deceased of the one part and Francis
      Key of Cecil County and Normand Bruce of Frederick County Gentlemen of the
      other part Whereas Edmund Key late of the City of Annapolis Esq.r did by his
      Last Will and Testament bearing date the twenty sixth Day of April seventeen
      hundred and sixty six give and bequeath unto Doctor Upton Scott all his Estate
      both real and personal in Trust for certain uses and purposes therein expressed as by
      the said Bill lodged in the Prerogative Office of this Province relation being thereunto had
      may more fully appear And Whereas Philip Key late of Saint Marys County ^Esq.r^ did
      by his Last Will and Testament bearing date the tenth Day of March seventeen
      hundred and sixty four give unto the said Edmund Key by the Name and Description
      of his Son Edmund Key and his Heirs for ever as by the said Will lodged in the
      Prerogative Office relation being thereunto had may more fully appear Two Tracts of
      Land both lying in Frederick County the one called Paradise regained containing five
      hundred and thirty acres and the other called Friendship containing two hundred and six
      Acres and whereas the said Philip Key obtained a special warrant out of his Lordships
      Land Office to Resurvey the said Tract of Land called Paradise regained and whereas the
      surveyor on runing out the said Land discovered that it run into Elder Surveys
      and was divided into three parts to the first part of which containing two hundred and
      thirty six Acres and the second part containing eight Acres he added ninety one Acres
      of vacant Land and reduced the whole into one Tract called Paradise containing Three
      hundred and thirty five Acres and to the third part containing thirteen Acres he added
      two hundred and eighty seven Acres of vacant Land and reduced them into one other
      Tract called Good Hope containing three hundred Acres and returned Certificates
      of the same into the Land Office and whereas neither Philip Key Esq.r nor
      Edmund Key Esq.r his son did in their Life Time obtain his Lordships Grant
      of Confirmation for the above two Tracts of Land called Paradise and Good Hope
      and whereas Upton Scott Executor of the said Edmund Key did upon setting
      forth the above Tracts and paying the usual Caution Money for the vacant
      Land obtain his Lordships Grant of Confirmation bearing date the fifth
      Day of August seventeen hundred and sixty six for the said two Tracts
      of Land called Paradise and Good Hope in Trust for the Benefit of the
      said Edmund Keys Estate and to Effectuate the purposes of his Will and
      whereas the said Upton Scott hath according to the Directions of the said
      will sett up to Sale at Publick Vendue the said Three Tracts of Land
      called Friendship Paradise and Good Hope and Francis Key and Normand
      Bruce were the highest Bidders for the same Now this Indenture
      Witnesseth that the aforesaid Upton Scott Executor of Edmund Key Esq.r
      Deceased for and in Consideration of the premisses and also of the sum of
      Four hundred and one Pounds sterling to him in hand paid by the said Francis
      Key and Normand Bruce at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these
      presents (the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Upton Scott)
      hath bargained sold aliened and conveyed and doth by these presents bargain
      sell alien and convey unto the aforesaid Francis Key and Normand Bruce
      all his the said Upton Scotts Estate Right Title Interest Claim and demand
      whatsoever in or to the above three Tracts of Land called Friendship containing
      by Patent two hundred and six acres Paradise containing three hundred
      and thirty five acres and Good Hope containing three hundred acres all
      three situate lying and being in Frederick County together with all and
      singular their Appurtenances To have and to hold the said Three Tracts
      of Land called Friendship Paradise and Good Hope with their Appurtenances
      described ^above^ to them the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Heirs and
      Assigns for ever And the said Upton Scott for himself his Heirs Executors
      Administrators and Assigns doth covenant promise and agree to and with
      the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Hairs and Assigns that he
      the said Upton Scott his Heirs Administrators or Assigns will at any Time
      hereafter upon the reasonable request of them the said Francis Key and Normand
      Bruce their Heirs or Assigns execute and perform any Act or Assurance that
      they or their Counsel learned in the Law shall advise for the purpose of vesting
      in them the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Heirs and Assigns
      all the Right title and Interest remaining in him the said Upton Scott
      by virtue of the last will and Testament of Edmund Key Esq.r Deceased or
      any grant by the said Upton Scott as the Executor thereof In Witness whereof the
      parties hereunto have interchangeably set their Hands and seals the Day and Year
      first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      the word Esquire in the third line of the first page U Scott (seal)
      and the words the said in the twenty fifth line of the same
      page being first interlined
      Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer James Brooks


      1767 October 22.d Received of Frances Key and Normand Bruce the sum of Four
      hundred and one Pounds sterling being the Consideration Money within mentioned
      Witness Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer James Brooks U Scott

      Maryland fs 1763 October 22.d then came the within named Upton Scott party
      to the within Deed and acknowledged the Land and Premisses within mentioned to be the
      Right and Estate of the within named Francis Key and Normand Bruce their
      Heirs and Assigns for ever before me one of his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court
      Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer
      Recorded the 11.th Day of December 1767

      Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.


      ===
      St. Mary's County Circuit Court
      Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats
      MSA S1228: (Certificates, Unpatented, SM)
      Index by Reference

      Spend All, 98 Acres {lying in Charles County on Zachariah Manor surveyed for Benjamin Gardiner in tenure of William Beck. next to Richard Wilson, for the lives of John, Francis & Richard Key s/o Philip & Susannah Key}
      Developer/Owner: Key, Philip 1744 Unpatented Certificate 426 0 0 MSA S 1598-3442
      Spend All, Philip Key, 98 Acres 1745/08/17 Unpatented Certificate 426 3 0 MSA S 1228-431
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    • ===
      KEY, Francis, Cecil Co. -- --- ----; 4 Jan, 1772
      Wife unnamed.
      Children: John Ross, Philip Benton, Betty.
      Mentions estate of father and Wm. Ross.
      Tracts: Long Hope, Paradise Regained," "Walnut Level" in Fredrick County, "The Discovery," "Wingfield's Delight, 'Epping Forrest, 'The Addition, "Terra Rubia" and land in Charles Town.
      Wit: James Brooks, John Hamilton, Boruch Williams. 38. 876
      ===
      Mr. Francis Key 116.59 CE 1424.7.1 Oct 4 1773
      List of debts.
      Administratrix: Ann Arnold Key.
      Mr. Francis Key 116.60 CE 281.16.9 Oct 4 1773
      List of debts.
      Administratrix: Ann Arnold Key.
      ===
      Matthew Leany/Laney 112.284 FR 71.11.2 Mar 30 1773 Aug 18 1773
      Appraisers: Henry Counce, Jonathon Hays.
      Creditors: Christopher Edelin for Christian Lownds, Normand Bruce for Ann Ormd. Key (executrix of Francis Key).
      Next of kin: Margaret Laney, Magdalene Laney.
      Executor: John Laney.
      ===
      Will of Philip Key, SMC, son of Richard and Mary Key, born in the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden, London, 3/21/1696. 3/10/1764-9/1/1764.
      To be buried in the vault at Chaptico Church and the coffin of my late wife to be put upon mine.
      I hereby confirm and establish the marriage agreement I entered into before I was married to my present wife.
      Wife: Use of my dwelling plantation and all the houses thereon except the old and new stone house with each brick chimney which I give to my son Thomas.
      Wife: "Maiden" Bower"; cattle, furniture, and negroes (named); after her death the negroes to be divided among my several children.
      To: The two children of my son John Key (deceased) silverware. If both dead, then to son Francis and if he be dead then to his eldest son. The manor land where John Harring now lives and negroes (named) belong to my wife.
      Eldest son: Richard Ward Key, tract where he now lives and that adjoining to it which I bought from John and Richard Shercliffe; that pt. of "Diniard's" which I bought from Matthew Guibert; pt. of "Finchley" I bought from John Medley Thompson; land in Charles Co. I bought from John Gales, Sr., Joseph Gales, John Gales, Jr., Peter Gales, and Robert Gales, 361 ac. (surname should be Gates); land I bought from George Ward in Charles Co.; my manor land in Charles Co. near Zachia, 300 ac.; a slave called Sam the Smith; my steel seal with my coat of arms; my family pictures drawn in England; and silver utensils. The land I devise by this will
      to my two grandchildren (children of son John) are to descend to my heirs at law if they die during their minority.
      Grandson: Philip Key, lands at or near Chaptico that I bought from Thomas Scott, Richard Halliwell, and John Halliwell called "Melton's Hope" and that I bought from John Johnson and that I bought from John Mattingly and that I bought from Edward Welsh and to which Matthew Cartwright and John Cartwright released their right and I bought from the same Matthew Cartwright and that I bought from Thomas Melton and that I bought from William Moore and Richard Melton and that I bought from John Bennet Taylor and Charles Gaven. If he dies without issue then to my son, Francis Key.
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, all of tract lately patented by me "Weems", 355 ac. and also that I bought from Thomas Scott where Richard Melton now lives; for want of heirs to her brother Philip. Whereas I have lately entered into an agreement with Thomas Bond who married the widow of my son John Key in relation to the wardship of the same children and since then he has been appointed their guardian. My Executors to have care and guardianship of sd. children.
      Grandson: Philip Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Son: Francis Key, land in Frederick Co. "Epping Forest", 1070 ac.; 1/2 of tract in same co. "Terra Rubia" patented for 2798 ac. and of 50 ac. I bought from Uncle Uncles (sic); family pictures drawn by Mr. Hessellius and that drawn for Mr. Ross.
      Grandson: John Ross Key, slave.
      Grandson: Philip Barton Key, slave.
      To: Elizabeth Scott Key, slave.
      Son: Edmund Key, "Paradise Regained", 530 ac. and "Friendship", 206 ac., both in Frederick Co.
      Son: Thomas Key, after my wife's death or remarriage, the land where I live called "Bushwood Lodge" and that I bought from Mrs. Cole and Thomas and Luke Gardiner and lately from John Gardiner called "Maiden Bower" and to have immediately the tracts called "Addition to Guibert's Chance" which I bought from Matthew Guibert and also immediately to her upon the death of Thomas Coode, "Penryn" which I bought from sd. Coode; the land I bought from Mr. Thomas Perry in SMC and Charles Co.; "Somerfield" I bought from John Mills; land I bought from Sam Willis and from William, John, and James Bailey and from Arat (?) Thompson and from Abraham Wood and from William Cumming and from Dr. Talley and my lot in Leonard Town; the chimney glasses in my dwelling house; lands I bought from Mr. Parry, "Bushwood Lodge", "Penryn", and "Maiden Bower".
      Son: Thomas, 33 negroes (named); pictures; clock and plate; stock.
      Daughter: Susanna Gardiner Bruce, wife of Normand Bruce, the other half of the land "Terra" and that I bought from Uncle Uncles, in all 1424 ac.; chest; plat; harpsichord I bought for her; and goods and money Mr. Bruce has already which will appear in my books.
      Sons: Richard Ward Key and Thomas Key, the water mill at the head of St. Clement's Bay and the land belonging to it.
      Sister-in-law: Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, goods out of my stock of tobacco, wheat, and corn.
      To: Mrs. Gosling, with whom I formerly made an agreement to pay her 2000 lbs. tobacco yearly during her life, having died lately, I am now by the agreement obliged to pay Roger Copsey, the wife he held at the time of my agreement with Mrs. Gosling having died since then, 1000 lbs. crop tobacco each Christmas during his life.
      Friends: Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson, John Ross, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., and Rev. Upton Scott, a gold ring of a guinea price to be sent for to London with inscription. Execs. to collect money due me and divide into 8 equal parts and divided between my eldest son, Richard Ward Key; my daughter, Susanna Gardiner Bruce; grandson, Philip Key; granddaughter, Susanna Gardiner Key; son, Edmund Key; and the other half part to sons Francis and Thomas Key.
      Execs: Sons, Richard Ward Key, Edmund Key, Thomas Key.
      Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 164. At the request of William Poston the following Mortgage was recorded October 13, 1761
      I Francis Poston, planter of PGCo in consideration that my brother William Poston of Charles County, Maryland planter has this day for my proper debt become bound with me unto Philip Key of St. Mary's County Maryland in the penal sum of 120 pounds sterling conditioned for the payment of 60 pounds sterling money by the said Key this day paid unto me have bargained and sold and by these presents sell and due form of law for Negro slaves which are now in my possession; Philis, Andrew, Dick and Nancy. To hold the said Negro slaves provided nevertheless that if Francis Posten do well and truly pay unto Philip key the said sum of money then this bill of sale to be entirely void. Witness my hand and seal this September 23, 1761, Francis Posten in the presence of Philip key, Jeremiah Leach and acknowledged before Nathaniel Magruder

      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 351

      This Indenture made this twenty second Day of October in the Year of our
      Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven Between Upton Scott of the City
      of Annapolis Physician and Executor of the last Will and Testament of Edmund
      Key late of the City of Annapolis Esq.r Deceased of the one part and Francis
      Key of Cecil County and Normand Bruce of Frederick County Gentlemen of the
      other part Whereas Edmund Key late of the City of Annapolis Esq.r did by his
      Last Will and Testament bearing date the twenty sixth Day of April seventeen
      hundred and sixty six give and bequeath unto Doctor Upton Scott all his Estate
      both real and personal in Trust for certain uses and purposes therein expressed as by
      the said Bill lodged in the Prerogative Office of this Province relation being thereunto had
      may more fully appear And Whereas Philip Key late of Saint Marys County ^Esq.r^ did
      by his Last Will and Testament bearing date the tenth Day of March seventeen
      hundred and sixty four give unto the said Edmund Key by the Name and Description
      of his Son Edmund Key and his Heirs for ever as by the said Will lodged in the
      Prerogative Office relation being thereunto had may more fully appear Two Tracts of
      Land both lying in Frederick County the one called Paradise regained containing five
      hundred and thirty acres and the other called Friendship containing two hundred and six
      Acres and whereas the said Philip Key obtained a special warrant out of his Lordships
      Land Office to Resurvey the said Tract of Land called Paradise regained and whereas the
      surveyor on runing out the said Land discovered that it run into Elder Surveys
      and was divided into three parts to the first part of which containing two hundred and
      thirty six Acres and the second part containing eight Acres he added ninety one Acres
      of vacant Land and reduced the whole into one Tract called Paradise containing Three
      hundred and thirty five Acres and to the third part containing thirteen Acres he added
      two hundred and eighty seven Acres of vacant Land and reduced them into one other
      Tract called Good Hope containing three hundred Acres and returned Certificates
      of the same into the Land Office and whereas neither Philip Key Esq.r nor
      Edmund Key Esq.r his son did in their Life Time obtain his Lordships Grant
      of Confirmation for the above two Tracts of Land called Paradise and Good Hope
      and whereas Upton Scott Executor of the said Edmund Key did upon setting
      forth the above Tracts and paying the usual Caution Money for the vacant
      Land obtain his Lordships Grant of Confirmation bearing date the fifth
      Day of August seventeen hundred and sixty six for the said two Tracts
      of Land called Paradise and Good Hope in Trust for the Benefit of the
      said Edmund Keys Estate and to Effectuate the purposes of his Will and
      whereas the said Upton Scott hath according to the Directions of the said
      will sett up to Sale at Publick Vendue the said Three Tracts of Land
      called Friendship Paradise and Good Hope and Francis Key and Normand
      Bruce were the highest Bidders for the same Now this Indenture
      Witnesseth that the aforesaid Upton Scott Executor of Edmund Key Esq.r
      Deceased for and in Consideration of the premisses and also of the sum of
      Four hundred and one Pounds sterling to him in hand paid by the said Francis
      Key and Normand Bruce at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these
      presents (the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Upton Scott)
      hath bargained sold aliened and conveyed and doth by these presents bargain
      sell alien and convey unto the aforesaid Francis Key and Normand Bruce
      all his the said Upton Scotts Estate Right Title Interest Claim and demand
      whatsoever in or to the above three Tracts of Land called Friendship containing
      by Patent two hundred and six acres Paradise containing three hundred
      and thirty five acres and Good Hope containing three hundred acres all
      three situate lying and being in Frederick County together with all and
      singular their Appurtenances To have and to hold the said Three Tracts
      of Land called Friendship Paradise and Good Hope with their Appurtenances
      described ^above^ to them the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Heirs and
      Assigns for ever And the said Upton Scott for himself his Heirs Executors
      Administrators and Assigns doth covenant promise and agree to and with
      the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Hairs and Assigns that he
      the said Upton Scott his Heirs Administrators or Assigns will at any Time
      hereafter upon the reasonable request of them the said Francis Key and Normand
      Bruce their Heirs or Assigns execute and perform any Act or Assurance that
      they or their Counsel learned in the Law shall advise for the purpose of vesting
      in them the said Francis Key and Normand Bruce their Heirs and Assigns
      all the Right title and Interest remaining in him the said Upton Scott
      by virtue of the last will and Testament of Edmund Key Esq.r Deceased or
      any grant by the said Upton Scott as the Executor thereof In Witness whereof the
      parties hereunto have interchangeably set their Hands and seals the Day and Year
      first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      the word Esquire in the third line of the first page U Scott (seal)
      and the words the said in the twenty fifth line of the same
      page being first interlined
      Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer James Brooks


      1767 October 22.d Received of Frances Key and Normand Bruce the sum of Four
      hundred and one Pounds sterling being the Consideration Money within mentioned
      Witness Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer James Brooks U Scott

      Maryland fs 1763 October 22.d then came the within named Upton Scott party
      to the within Deed and acknowledged the Land and Premisses within mentioned to be the
      Right and Estate of the within named Francis Key and Normand Bruce their
      Heirs and Assigns for ever before me one of his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court
      Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer
      Recorded the 11.th Day of December 1767

      Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.


      ===
      St. Mary's County Circuit Court
      Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats
      MSA S1228: (Certificates, Unpatented, SM)
      Index by Reference

      Spend All, 98 Acres {lying in Charles County on Zachariah Manor surveyed for Benjamin Gardiner in tenure of William Beck. next to Richard Wilson, for the lives of John, Francis & Richard Key s/o Philip & Susannah Key}
      Developer/Owner: Key, Philip 1744 Unpatented Certificate 426 0 0 MSA S 1598-3442
      Spend All, Philip Key, 98 Acres 1745/08/17 Unpatented Certificate 426 3 0 MSA S 1228-431
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